Instructions to Light-Keepers, July, 1881 By Authority of the Light-House Board
"The following Instructions are published for the guidance of light-keepers. They are required to read them carefully and attentively, and to refer to them whenever they have any doubts in regard to their duties or the manner of performing them.
Each keeper and assistant keeper will be furnished with a copy, to be kept and used at the light-station where they are employed; to be handed over to their successor when they are relieved or discharged or left at the light-stations in case there should be no successors.
Each light vessel keeper will be provided with two copies, for the use of himself and those of the crew who are charged with the management of and attendance upon, the lights, and fog signals.
By order of the Light-House Board:
JOHN RODGERS, Rear-Admiral, U.S.N., Chairman"
"Note: These pages are excerpted from the 1881 Instructions to Light-Keepers using a copy of the original publication from the U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office in Washington, D.C. Not all pages (specifically the salary tables) and plates were included in this version."
Digitized by the U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office